Balada McD, Makanan Sampah yang Menjadi Mewah

Miss X: ‘Kita makan siang dimana hari ini?
Mas Y: ‘Di McD aja yuk …’

-Yang bener aja, makan di tempat lain napa?-

Mas A: ‘Eh, aku ada bazzar ni dari si Y, mau bareng ga?’
Mas B: ‘Bazzar? Bazzar di daerah mana tu? Kalo waitressnya cakep – cakep, aku ikutan deh’
Mas A: ‘Bazzar McD’
Mas B: [jdeng … shock …]

-Plis deh, bazzar di McDonalds? Ga banget deh-

From my personal point of view, McDonalds has increasingly become a meal for high class Balinese. Almost everyone that I saw in McDonalds come from either middle or high class person. All of them loves McDonalds and will be proud if they have eaten at McDonalds. If you have kids and want to throw party for their birthday, just throw it in McDonalds and you will be considered a high class person. High schools students often go to McDonalds at lunch time and considered McDonalds as a cool place. Families often get dinner at McDonalds with their children. I don’t know what so special about McDonalds that help them to decide to get dinner at McDonalds.

When I was in college, I was thinking that by eating at McDonalds, I would achieve a higher social stature hehehe … So, when my friend told me that he will buy me a double cheese burger at McDonalds, I was so excited. Few days later we went to McDonalds at Simpang Dago. He bought me a double cheese burger but, after I ate it, I was so surprise. I was wondering why would someone go and eat this kind of crap. It didn’t taste anything. It was very plain. I would rather eat Lawar than that crap food. And until now, I’m still wondering why someone would eat that kind of crap.

And then, at some point I have the chance to go to the country of McDonalds. I was curious whether McDonalds there is also highly regarded as in Indonesia. The first time I went to my new school I saw Wendy’s on one corner of the block and McDonalds on the opposite block. After sometime and got used to the area, I realized that McDonalds is not a high class food. McDonalds here are considered as the most cheapest and unhealthy food. High class people here eat organic food, not McDonalds. So, why do we considered McDonalds as cool place and highly regard McDonalds? Only you can answer that question. How about other fast food like Wendy’s, KFC, or BK? Well, pretty much the same.

Super Size Me McDonalds

18 thoughts on “Balada McD, Makanan Sampah yang Menjadi Mewah

  1. @ Sam: Aku ga terlalu suka euy, bosen ama rasanya. Gitu – gitu aja, secara disini hampir tiap hari makan ayam kali ya🙂

    @ Yoga: Iya ni harus disembunyikan. Ntar aku bisa dituntut ama McDonalds hehehehe. Apalagi kalo sampe dibaca ama Bhorat🙂

    @ Pak Pink: Hehehehehe … kangen ama kalian semua ni. Pengen ketemu n ngumpul – ngumpul lagi. Ngumpulnya di McD aja ya🙂

  2. Iya win, di indo mah semua sampah bule dianggap keren. Tapi mcd membantu banget kalo lagi bingung mau makan di kota yang ga dikenal, menu dan kualitasnya sama sih, sama2 junk :p
    Ayo, win.. kita reunian.. di pizza hut aja >:)

  3. Why McD and the like food are considered what so called high class food?
    I guess coz of these two reasons (but not limited to)
    1. It is the result of their marketing strategy a.k.a capitalism propaganda

    2. Coz of our mindset. everything comes from Western world is superior, no matter whether it is junk food or not

  4. Why McD and the like food are considered what so called high class food?
    I guess coz of these two reasons (but not limited to)
    1. It is the result of their marketing strategy a.k.a capitalism propaganda

    2. Coz of our mindset. everything comes from Western world is superior, no matter whether it is junk food or not

  5. Bazzar McD? Menurut saya ini dilema, di satu sisi memang membuat kita (organisasi pemuda, banjar, atau sekaa pura) menjadi lebih mudah dan praktis untuk mencari dana. Tetapi disisi lain membuat kita menjadi pemalas dalam berorganisasi dan melakukan kegiatan sosial.

    Tetapi, diakui atau tidak, McD memang pintar melihat kesempatan di masyarakat dalam membuat kerjasama dalam bentuk bazzar seperti ini.

  6. Well, the Indians also considered McD as a ‘hip place’. I believe in Singapore, McD is also presented as a ‘cool hangout’ place.

    I believe it is just a marketting gimmick/packaging strategy by McD for Asia market. As for the reason, well, I am not an expert in socio-culture, so I’ll skip that part.😛

    However, I did notice that in Japan, McDs are still packaged as fast-food restaurants. Very clean, fast-food restaurants. With plenty of fish-based burgers. Tehehee.

  7. kalo lagi laper… ga ada makanan yang ada cuman McD gimana??
    ya Hajar Aja Bleh …. !!

    tapi kalo ada lawar kuir … waakakkaka…. terpaksa deh…

  8. kalo di jepang McD, KFC, pizza hut, star bucks cuman jadi makanan yang ece ece … makanan kelas rendah ..harganya pun murah meriah dibanding makanan lokal ..

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